Carbon County, MT

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2020 Population
10,689
0.868% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
US Representative
Matt Rosendale
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
51.1
1.19% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.8%
11.4% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$61,209
4.26% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$271,500
9.65% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Carbon County, MT had a population of 10.7k people with a median age of 51.1 and a median household income of $61,209. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Carbon County, MT grew from 10,597 to 10,689, a 0.868% increase and its median household income grew from $58,707 to $61,209, a 4.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carbon County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.5%), White (Hispanic) (2.34%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.32%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.833%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.776%).

None of the households in Carbon County, MT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.6% of the residents in Carbon County, MT are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Carbon County, MT was $271,500, and the homeownership rate was 74.2%.

Most people in Carbon County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Carbon County, MT was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Carbon County, MT is home to a population of 10.7k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.07% of Carbon County, MT residents were born outside of the country (114 people).

In 2020, there were 40 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.99k people) in Carbon County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 250 White (Hispanic) and 141 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2020 Citizenship
99.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.6% of Carbon County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Carbon County, MT was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Carbon County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.99k ± 73
  2. White (Hispanic)
    250 ± 16
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    141 ± 37.7
2.54%
Hispanic Population
271 people

In 2020, there were 40 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.99k people) in Carbon County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 250 White (Hispanic) and 141 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.54% of the people in Carbon County, MT are hispanic (271 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Carbon County, MT as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.07%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
114 people
0.963%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
102 people

As of 2020, 1.07% of Carbon County, MT residents (114 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Carbon County, MT was 0.963%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    450 ± 122
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    164 ± 58
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    84 ± 38

Carbon County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Carbon County, MT employs 5.31k people. The largest industries in Carbon County, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (658 people), Retail Trade (649 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (604 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,574), Wholesale Trade ($72,031), and Utilities ($70,833).

Occupations

5.31k
2020 Value
± 369
1.43%
1 Year growth
± 9.42%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Carbon County, MT grew at a rate of 1.43%, from 5.24k employees to 5.31k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carbon County, MT, are Management Occupations (872 people), Sales & Related Occupations (506 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (443 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carbon County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.31k
2020 Value
± 369
1.43%
1 Year growth
± 9.42%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Carbon County, MT grew at a rate of 1.43%, from 5.24k employees to 5.31k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carbon County, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (658 people), Retail Trade (649 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (604 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carbon County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Carbon County, MT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,498
Median earning men ± $3,861
$25,439
Median earning women ± $2,498

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($122,727), Wholesale Trade ($77,083), and Public Administration ($71,429).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($104,167), Information ($66,056), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,875).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Montana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Montana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 90
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 79
    Construction
  3. 68
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Montana to other states, or from other states to Montana.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $5.84B
  2. $5.26B
  3. $3.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Montana product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $5.84B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($5.26B) and Gasoline ($3.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Montana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$45.7B
2020 Value in Montana
$81.1B
Projected 2050 Value in Montana
77.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Montana trade was $45.7B. This is expected to increase 77.7% to $81.1B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Montana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Montana to other states, or from other states to Montana.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $2.74B
  2. $2.34B
  3. $2.32B

In 2020, the top outbound Montana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Idaho with $2.74B, followed by North Dakota with $2.34B and Washington and $2.32B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Montana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Carbon County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 63.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.31%).

Jon Tester and Steve Daines are the senators currently representing the state of Montana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Carbon County, MT is currently represented by Matt Rosendale in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Montana

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Jon Tester
Senator from Montana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Steve Daines
Senator from Montana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Jon Tester and Steve Daines are the senators currently representing Montana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Carbon County, MT

Matt Rosendale
Montana at-large Representative
Republican Party

Carbon County, MT is currently represented by Matt Rosendale (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Carbon County, MT have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.334% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.262% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (243k), Some college (210k), and Bachelors Degree (169k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Carbon County, MT was $271,500 in 2020, which is 1.18 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $247,600 to $271,500, a 9.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Carbon County, MT is 74.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Carbon County, MT have an average commute time of 24.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Carbon County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Carbon County, MT is $61,209. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Carbon County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $82,614, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $66,434 and $63,512.

Property

$271,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$14,505
$3,358
Median Property Taxes
±$262

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carbon County, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Carbon County, MT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

74.2%
Homeownership
2020
67.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 74.2% of the housing units in Carbon County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1
  2. Census Tract 5
  3. Census Tract 4

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carbon County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $82,614, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $66,434 and $63,512.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Carbon County, MT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$61,209
Median Household Income
± $2,978
4.52k
Number of Households
± 329

In 2020, the median household income of the 4.52k households in Carbon County, MT grew to $61,209 from the previous year's value of $58,707.

The following chart displays the households in Carbon County, MT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carbon County, MT is from Montana.
0.459
2020 Wage GINI in Montana
0.46
2019 Wage GINI in Montana

In 2020, the income inequality in Montana was 0.459 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.113% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Montana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Montana in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Montana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (68.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.5%)
  3. Carpooled (9.3%)

In 2020, 68.9% of workers in Carbon County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.5%) and those who carpooled to work (9.3%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carbon County, MT have a shorter commute time (24.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.94% of the workforce in Carbon County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Carbon County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Carbon County, MT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carbon County, MT (1.14k out of 10.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carbon County, MT is White, followed by Other and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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94.3% of the population of Carbon County, MT has health coverage, with 37.2% on employee plans, 14.7% on Medicaid, 20.5% on Medicare, 19.8% on non-group plans, and 2.19% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Montana was $8,221 in 2014. This is a 2.84% increase from the previous year ($7,994).

Primary care physicians in Carbon County, MT see 2143 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.187% increase from the previous year (2139 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1532 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1072 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.9% were men and 49.1% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Montana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,143 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Carbon County, MT

Primary care physicians in Carbon County, MT see an average of 2,143 patients per year. This represents a 0.187% increase from the previous year (2,139 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Carbon County, MT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Montana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.3% under 18 years, 12.6% between 18 and 34 years, 42.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.9% were men and 49.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.66%
Uninsured
37.2%
Employer Coverage
14.7%
Medicaid
20.5%
Medicare
19.8%
Non-Group
2.19%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carbon County, MT declined by 17.5% from 6.86% to 5.66%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 24.2% in Carbon County, MT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12% in Carbon County, MT.

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